Thursday, August 9, 2018

illegal Investment Company under BNM (updated August 2018)

On 9th August 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has released a new update for illegal Investment Company which are neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations administered by BNM. The list only serves as a guide to members of the public based on information and queries received by BNM. Most of the company in the list are Illegal Foreign Exchange Trading Scheme and Illegal gold investment company. The company/individual listed as illegal because they're not an authorised dealer or has not obtained the permission of the Controller of Foreign Exchange under the Exchange Control Act 1953 (ECA). It is also illegal to trade foreign currency by a resident who is not an authorised dealer, with a person outside Malaysia, or by a resident who has not obtained the permission of the Controller of Foreign Exchange under the ECA.

BNM list

illegal company

Illegal Investment Company under BNM:
1. 1globalcash
2. (
3. 3Sixty Venture Capital PLC (
4. A.A.M Global Corporation Sdn Bhd
5. Ace Global Sales & Services
6. Ace Dimension Network Sdn Bhd
7. AE Group Holding Pte. Ltd. (201322498-D) (
8. Agarwood Venture (002273031-A)
9. Agar Wood Chamber of Commerce Malaysia
10. Ahmad Zulkhairi Associates PLT ( LLP0009065) (
11. Ajuwah Realty Sdn Bhd (966604-D)
12. Ajuwah Agencies Sdn Bhd (966604-D)
13. Ajuwah Consultancy
14. Alpari (Asian) Ltd
15. Al-Saliha Worlwide Sdn. Bhd. (628267-M)
16. Amazing Yields Sdn Bhd (891529-V)
17. Amethyst Gold Creation Sdn Bhd (951063-K) ( ( (
18. Applikasi Duit ( (
19. APS Asia Plantation Sdn Bhd (984575-T)
20. Arba Emas Perak (SA0280035-A) (
21. ARS Ultimate Sdn Bhd (1268778 - A)
22. Aruna Travel
23. Arribhu Suci Suci Enterpise (
24. Asas Seroja Sdn Bhd (357014A)
25. Ascada Kiraana Sdn Bhd (1225011A)
26. Asset Growth Solution Enterprise (002552148 - K) ( (
27. Ashnik Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd (1124601D)
28. Ashnik Trading (002369914-W)
29. AsiaLink Globe Capital (
30. Astral Progress Sdn Bhd (989294-K)
31. Atlantic Global Asset Management (AGAM) (
32. AU Niaga Sdn Bhd (907806-W)
33. AU79 International
34. Auto Trading Management (
35. Aurawave Marketing Sdn. Bhd (
36. Axis Capital Corporation Ltd (
37. Aziera Gold Enterprise (NS0133976-K)
38. BC Academy Sdn Bhd
39. BC Bullion Sdn Bhd
40. BDIG Investment Scheme ( ( ( (
41. Berkat FD Sdn Bhd
42. BFS Markets Ltd (
43. Binary Indulgence Sdn Bhd (963258-W)
44. Bitclub Network ( (
45. BitKingdom (
46. BSG- Buat.Simpan.Ganda ( (
47. Build Rich Mining Group Bhd (1006586-T) (
48. Build Rich Investment Group Ltd
49. Build Rich Group Holding
50. Build Rich Agrotech Berhad
51. Build Rich Enterprise
52. Bumi Klasik Warisan Enterprise
53. Capital Asia Group (M) Sdn Bhd (
54. Carbon Cash Bhd (1218702-K) ( (
55. Cash Deal Sdn Bhd (Boss Venture) (
56. Century Dynasty Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd
57. Century Dynasty Group Berhad
58. Century Dynasty Group LTD
59. Century Dynasty Resources Sdn Bhd (980031-K)
60. Celik Emas Enterprise (0021517795-K)
61. Changkat Agro Resources (IP 0353991V)
62. CG international
63. CGC Aquaculture Sdn Bhd (1044976P)
64. CGF Fine Metal Sdn Bhd
65. Classic Worldwide Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd (773082M) ( (
66. Climate Protectors Sdn. Bhd
67. Coin Enterprise Ltd (
68. CryptoDaily Investment Packages (
69. CTK Network (
70. Classic FX Venture
71. CybertrustFX
72. CYL Asia Enterprise
73. CYL4U Resources (
74. CYL Peoria Enterprise
75. CYL Prospect Trading
76. Danatama Millennium Sdn Bhd (819082-U)
77. Dana Haji Jasman
78. Darul Emas Perak Bhd
79. DBB Star Sdn Bhd (1110055-M)
80. Degold Empire Sdn Bhd (882335-M)
81. Delta Wealth Services (002194713-K)
82. Destiny Resources Services
83. Dgreat Network (
84. Dinar Dirham Global ( (
85. DM Rise Enterprise (PG 0262929-H)
86. DNA Profile Sdn Bhd (245435-W)
87. Dream Success International Sdn Bhd (1002002-P) (
88. Dynamic Wira Marketing Sdn Bhd - Skim Beras 1 Malaysia
89. Dynasty Worldwide Sdn Bhd (800311-D) (www.dynasty-worldwide-net) (
90. Eagle Aeronautics (M) Sdn Bhd (796603-A)
91. East Cape Mining Corp
92. Ecobit
93. Ecofuturefund (
94. Efzinitus Capital Pte Ltd (
95. Emgoldex (Emirates Gold Exchange)
96. Empire Five Trading (
97. Empire Making Money For You (EMM4U) ( (
98. Energetic Gateway Sdn Bhd (511826-X)
99. Epic Palms Bhd (
100. Ethtrade Limited (
101. Ethtrade Malaysia
102. Everise Fumigation Sdn Bhd (861654-K)
103. Exorbitance Influence Sdn Bhd (1191499-U) (
104. Exquisite Bottle Index Sdn Bhd (1060843T) (
105. Exness Executive Management (
106. Exness Malaysia (
107. Extra Capital Programme (
108. Ezy Save Trading (PG0216560 - V)
109. Ezey Marketing
110. E-Qirad Sdn Bhd (595699-D)
111. FA Markets
112. Family Wealth Resources (SA0310508-M)
113. Fari Group Global Resources (SA0319984-M)
114. FBS Malaysia (
115. FE Brands (M) Sdn Bhd (1000656-H)
116. Malaysia (
117. Flexsy Enterprise & Barrilorne Corp
118. FNZ Capital Limited (
119. Fruits LT Ventures (
120. Fruits LT Ventures Investment Scheme (
121. Fortrend International Sdn Bhd (876619-X)
122. Forex4you ( (
123. Forexnova (
124. (
125. Future Trade Indojaya Sdn Bhd (1003327-P) ( (
126. FXBitlab Holdings Sdn Bhd (1212832-T) (
127. FxUnited Malaysia (myfxunited)
128. FXUnited Power Sdn Bhd (1146795-M) (
129. FXZN Zenith Limited (
130. FXZN Investment Limited
131. FXZN Zenith Management Limited
132. FX Primus Ltd (
133. Gain FX Capital Sdn Bhd (
134. Gan Patt Services
135. Ganding Wawasan Trading (TR0133766-A)
136. GCMAsia ( ( (
137. Gemilang Jalur Pintar Enterprise ( (
138. GGC Aquaculture Sdn Bhd (1044976P)
139. GGF Golden House Sdn Bhd (803753-W)
140. GGT Golds Sdn Bhd (547290-D)
141. Global Creation Trading
142. Global Golds Trading (JM0518201-W)
143. Global Peace Loving Family (
144. Global Tijari Holdings Berhad
145. Global Tijari Industries Sdn Bhd
146. Global Venture Financing (
147. Global Wave Gold Corporation ( (
148. Globamas Trading ( (
149. GM Trader ( (
150. Gold Bullion World Sdn Bhd (1018604-A) (
151. Gorgeous Chain Sdn Bhd (841928-P)
152. Grand View Golden Success Sdn Bhd (638186-X) - Golden Maximum
153. Golden Speed Trading (002252254-K)
154. Great Access Sdn Bhd (517965-X)
155. Green Buck Resources Sdn Bhd (851115-A)
156. Greenmillion Agrosolution Enterprise (
157. Green Forest Global Sdn Bhd (987049-P)
158. GTGVIP ( (
159. HAFX Global Venture Sdn Bhd
160. Harvest Reliance Consultancy Sdn Bhd (965589-W)
161. HEA Teguh
162. Hexa Commerce Sdn Bhd (645798-X)
163. HG Resources Sdn Bhd ( ( (
164. HiFX Asia (HiFX) (
165. Highway Group Resources ( ( (
166. Hin Huat Auto Sparts (TR0005484-X)
167. HotForex Malaysia ( ( (
168. Holiday Express Asia
169. Honest Group Ltd
170. Hupro International Inc
171. I & A Global Community Network
172. Iconhill Holding Sdn Bhd (810775-P)
173. IGC Diamond
174. IGOFX (
175. Infinity Star International Sdn Bhd (851864-T)
176. Instaforex
177. Instagroup Resources (JM0531870-X)
178. Inint Global Solution - IGS ( (
179. Inter Pasicfic Soyy Enterprise
180. IPG Capital
181. Iridian Ventures PLT (LLP0002569-LGN):
182. IronFX Solid Trading
183. Isothree Gold Sdn Bhd (906561-K)
184. Itradex (
185. Jalatama Management Sdn Bhd (929594-W) (
186. Jalur Gemilang Maju Enterprise (SA 0412058 - U) ( (
187. Jazlaan Enterprise
188. Jihadfarisha Ventures (
189. JJ Commerce Trading (SA0399365P)
190. JJ Global Network (
191. JJ Online Enterprise (SA0399360K)
192. JJ Poor To Rich (
193. JJPTR (
194. JM Communications & Technology Sdn Bhd (702054-V)
195. JMI Global
196. JTGold
197. Jutawan Apps ( (
198. Kazuki Coin ( ( ( ( ( (
199. Kelab Kebajikan dan Sosial Tun Teja Malaysia (
200. Kelab Kebajikan Sosial Malaysia (VVIP88)
201. Keenan Capital Group ( (
202. Keenan Prestige Services (002095851-P)
203. Keenan Brilliant Services (002021597-V)
204. Kembara Jutawan Crypto ( (
205. Khaira Sakinah Resources (CT0018249-R)
206. Kilauan Padu Services Sdn Bhd (KPSSB) (657711-X)
207. KL FxUnited Club
208. Kris Plus Enterprise (IP0238424-A)
209. Kudaemas (
210. L & L Property Ventures SB (1186992T)
211. Lestari2U (
212. LetDuit Scheme (; Let Duit Boss (Facebook page); LetDuit Plan 30 Hari (Facebook page)
213. Liberty Reserve (
214. Life Time Holidays Sdn Bhd (727129-U)
215. Live Coin Express
216. LocalAdClick (
217. (
218. LS Gold Bullion Sdn Bhd (235435-H)
219. Making Money For You (MM4U) ( (
220. Mama Captain International ( ( (
221. Marco Robinson Sdn Bhd (
222. Mari Wholesale (M) Sdn Bhd (556117-T)
223. Maxim Capital Ltd.
224. Mayuni Enterprise ( (
225. Maza Network Sdn Bhd (1006389-H)
226. MBI International Sdn Bhd (873323-V) (
227. McRen Oceanus Sdn Bhd (908484-X)
228. MD Venture Group Sdn Bhd (1058936U)
229. Meccafund Family Malaysia
230. Mecca Fund Global (MFG) ( ( (
231. Mega Dynasty Sdn Bhd (931589-V)
232. Megaherbs Bioextreme (001946380-K)
233. Megah Mewah Trading (SA0295909-A)
234. Mface International Sdn Bhd (978203-V) (
235. MGCfx (
236. MGC Capital Sdn Bhd (
237. MGSB Holding Sdn Bhd (
238. MH Secret Wealth Enterprise (NS0122059A)
239. Mi1 Global Sdn Bhd (1145697-X) (
240. Million Jade Sdn Bhd (
241. Miracle Day Trading (JR0047390-V)
242. Mohamad World Enterprise
243. MonSpace (M) Sdn Bhd
244. MMM Malaysia ( (
245. MOP Consultant Sdn. Bhd (101867-W)
246. Mughniwave International Sdn. Bhd. (1163697-W) (
247. MX3 World Wide ((
248. My Cameron Hills Sdn Bhd (984170M)
249. Myrezki ( (
250. MyHowk Ling
251. Nahana Golbal Resources (00211411-M)
252. New Gen Food Sdn Bhd (1186962X
253. Nexgain Malaysia Sdn Bhd (773854-D)
254. Next Generation Mall
255. NGR Asia Group Sdn Bhd (1138129-M) (
256. NGR Global Sdn Bhd (UT0004411-H)
258. Nory Motor (TR0023237-H)
259. Norry Setia Ent (TR0103958-M)
260. NTB Agencies dn Bhd (1039052-M)
261. O2 Only One
262. Ocean Century International Limited (
263. OCI Management Sdn Bhd (1042036X) (
264. OCI Venture Sdn Bhd (1039926H) (
265. ODFX (
266. OG1 Asean
267. Overseas Commercial Futures (OCFX)
268. OLTA Capital Management Inc.
269. Omega Pinnacle Ltd (Labuan)
270. One AutoCash (
271. Only One International Sdn Bhd (1195288W)
272. Orion Healthcare Management Services Sdn Bhd
273. Orion Prokasih (M) Sdn Bhd
274. Ostim Academy (002443002-A) (
275. Overseas Delight Sdn Bhd (614245-W) (
276. Pancar Mayang Sdn Bhd (527196-H)
277. Pars Pay Sdn Bhd (813378-V)
278. Pegasus Bullion (
279. Perfway Traders Sdn Bhd (918583-V) (
280. Perniagaan Jatidana Wawasan (M) Sdn Bhd
281. Perubatan Islam Seiring Syariat Al-Ikhlas
282. Pioneer Forest Sdn Bhd (1069104M) ( (
283. Pertubuhan Kebajikan Komuniti Malaysia (PKKM) (
284. Pok Din Consultance & Services (
285. Pok Din Empire Sdn Bhd (1130978-D) (
286. Pollywood Scheme ( ( (
287. Power Trade Asia Sdn Bhd (933528-T) (
288. PPC Storm
289. Preferred Credentials Sdn Bhd
290. Premier FX Malaysia (
291. Premier Point Market Sdn Bhd (1166245-K) (
292. Premier Point Market LLC (
293. Premier Ventures Gold
294. Prestige Dairy Farm (M) Berhad (832757-A)
295. Proficiency Management and Services (002532706X)
296. Profit Web Sdn Bhd
297. Program 10 Bulan Forex Trading
298. Program I-Rich
299. Pro Infinity Ltd (
300. Projek Duit 2012
301. Project Tebus Nilai IQD Investment Scheme
302. Provisio Multimedia
303. Pruton Mega Holding Limited
304. PTFX ( (
305. PTM4U (
306. Public Golden House Sdn Bhd (806825-M)
307. Puncak Hartawan Resources (0000097980-T)
308. Quantum Capital Program ( (
309. Questra World (QW) ( (
310. Qinur Enterprise
311. Ram Kris Venture (0024165647-K)
312. RCFX
313. RC Group
314. RC Group Sdn Bhd
315. Real Biz Pasif
316. Real Ingenious Sdn Bhd (926598-U) (
317. Relax Green Enterprise (PG0415537X)
318. Rejab Trading (TR0115248-A)
319. Rejabwealth Sdn Bhd (1005424-X)
320. Reza Anuar Seven
321. Retro Titan Sdn Bhd
322. Rex Russel Capital Investment Group
323. RGCX Trading Corp (
324. Richway Global Venture ( (
325. Richway Green Venture (PG0406414M)
326. Rich World Revolution (RWR) ( (
327. Rimbun Tekad Realty Sdn Bhd (966620-V)
328. Rimbun Tekad Consultancy Sdn Bhd (966620-V)
329. Rising Premium Sdn Bhd (285572-P)
331. (
332. RN Corporate Services Sdn Bhd
333. Rowther Technologies MSC Sdn Bhd (727979-T)
334. Royal Gold Sdn Bhd (1005830-X) (
335. Royale Team Groups (
336. RS Capital Holdings Bhd (819833-P)
337. Safeena Gold Gallery (IP0386035-U)
338. Sanabil Investment (
339. Sejati Agarwood Enterprise
340. Sera Land Mangement & Enterprise (JM0503206-P)
341. SFX Management (KT0339697-V) ( (
342. SGFM Trading Sdn Bhd (936419-V)
343. SGV Premier Plan Scheme
344. SimplyFX Malaysia (
345. Slimberry Extreme Team (
346. Smarthink Trading (001973331 - M)
347. Smart Trade Entrepreneur (002459702D
348. Smart Trade Resources Sdn Bhd (1180992A)
349. SMCI Corporation (
350. Solor Bond Capital Sdn Bhd (1163697-W)
351. Speedline (
352. Spot Gold Scheme
353. Srgold Exchange Bhd (1033164-V) (
354. Sri Perkasa Emas Trading
355. Sri Chempaka Emas Enterprise (SA0293336-P)
356. Steady Dynasty Sdn Bhd (782270-H)
357. Steady Global Network Sdn Bhd
358. Strategic Solution ( Goldex Group International Limited)
359. Superbinvest Group ( (www facebook com/pu3superbinvest)
360. Suliz Pearl Mines
361. Suisse Coins Sdn Bhd (
362. Sweblink Global Network Sdn Bhd (209952-H)
363. Swiss Capital Venture
364. SVD Malaysia ( (
365. SV International Scheme
366. SV International Sdn Bhd (1169355-K)
367. Syarikat Azza Motor Network Sdn Bhd (104795-P) ( (
368. Syarikat GECS Ltd
369. Syarikat Sri Alam
370. Tabung Dana Ehsan
371. Tanjung Trading (TR0123942-W)
372. Tenaga Setia Services (107239-P)
373. TF International Group
374. TF International Group (MY)
375. TF International W1212 KL Team
376. TG Reliance Sdn Bhd (1086255-A)
377. The Gold Guarantee
378. Time Travel & Explorer Sdn Bhd (1041742-H)
379. Titan Group Sdn. Bhd (823732-U)
380. TP Eagle Venture Sdn Bhd (114378-M) (
381. Trillion Venture (
382. Triple One Management Pte Ltd (T1FX) (
383. Tü-E Capital Berhad (806096-H) ( (
384. (
385. Toga Capital Sdn Bhd (1132072-MD) ( (
386. Toga Company Limited ( (
387. TopproFX ( (
388. UER Gold (
390. Ultimate Power Profits (
391. United American Traders Council (
392. Uni Argrow (Cambodia) Co. Ltd ( (
393. Uncang Teguh Resources (0000102116-T)
394. Urustabil Sdn Bhd (545426-X)
395. VC Gold Sdn Bhd (722295-T)
396. Virgin Gold Mining Corporation
397. VenusFX (
398. V Save FX Trading (002482098 - K)
399. V Sim Marketing (002283635 - U)
400. Verger Management Services
401. Wadiah Trading (
402. Water Beaute World Berhad ( (
403. Water World Marketing (CA0177161-P)
404. Webster Trade Consulting Sdn Bhd (1171420D) (
405. Westrank Equity Sdn Bhd (1046449-A)
406. Windsor Fragrance Sdn Bhd (599208-H)
407. WMS Capital Ltd (Labuan)
408. WMS Global Services (PG0402301-M)
409. World Dirham Berhad (970807-X)
410. Worldwide Community Programme (
411. WSL Merchants Pte Ltd (
412. Xcelent Job Trading (001971755P)
413. XIG Limited ( ( ( (
414. XM Forex Malaysia (
415. XOC7
416. YDS Corporate Line Sdn Bhd (877697-P) (
417. YDS Holding Groups Bhd (987797-T) (
418. Zenith Gold International Limited (ZGI) ( ( (
419. Zeta Capital Management
420. Zill Akasha Gemilang Enterprise
421. Zill Akasha Gemilang Enterprise
422. (

How the illegal investment company operate:
1) Illegal operators usually operate on a small scale and claim they can provide remittance services efficiently, without the need for any documents or identification. They rarely use documents to validate and verify the transactions. By engaging in these transactions, customers run the risk of being cheated and their funds may never reach its intended destination.

2) Illegal operators usually target job seekers by placing attractive advertisements to lure prospective employees to join the company, after which they use them to solicit for new investments. Most often, employees will be encouraged to approach their direct family, relatives and friends before targeting members of the public.

3) Illegal operators usually portray a professional and reputable image, a high-tech office layout and advanced IT facilities, such as a LCD screens displaying movements in exchange rates to provide the impression that a legitimate and real business is being conducted. These facilities are merely a false front.

4) Investors can either trade using their trading accounts with the company or through dealers appointed by the company. In some cases, investors are allowed to operate their accounts via the Internet.

5) Investors are also required to sign a business contract which is normally entered between the investors and a principal company overseas.

6) In most instances, the operators will inform the investors that they will have to send these contracts to its principal company overseas for signing. However, such contracts are usually left unsigned.

7) As such, in the event the investors are unhappy with future dealings and transactions, no action can be taken against the company as there is no binding contract between them.

8) Investors will usually get high returns on their initial investments. This will convince them to increase their investments in hopes of higher returns. Eventually, they will end up losing everything when the illegal operators suddenly go missing.

9) Investors who lose their money through purported volatility of exchange rate movements are informed by the illegal operators that they need to pay margin-call in order to recover their paper loss

10) The illegal operators may also encourage investors to increase their investment to try to recover their losses.

You can report directly to Bank Negara Malaysia via the following communication channels:

Call: 1-300-88-5465 (1-300-88-LINK)
Fax: 03-2174 1515
SMS to 15888: BNM TANYA [your report / query]

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Govt may replace Ringgit notes design?

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview with Channel NewsAsia yesterday that Malaysia is looking to replace the current currency notes with new ones to combat corruption. The move will hit black marketeers and those who use black money hard as they were not able to move the notes openly as they were no longer accepted as legal tender.

Tun Dr Mahathir

“It’s not an easy thing because when you want to replace the currency, you must know how much currency is in circulation... because we have to replace what is in circulation and that is a very big amount,” he said.

“If you were to replace, you need to print huge amounts of paper money and that is not a decision that one makes lightly.

“You have to study the effects on the economy,” he added.

Malaysian netizens talk about new banknote designs since May this year, a banknotes design by Muaz Muhammad from Seniyati Studio in 2015 gone viral in Social Media as Malaysia New Banknote design. You can read about it in my blog post; Cerita wang kertas baru Malaysia.

Current design of the Malaysia banknotes was announced on 21 December 2011, and the notes put into circulation into circulation from 16 July 2012. The fourth banknotes series comprises denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100. The RM20 banknote is reintroduced in this new series and polymer substrate is used for the RM1 and RM5 banknotes. The RM50 banknote has been issued since December 2007.

If Malaysia change to new banknote design this year (2018), that means the fourth banknotes design only have a life span of 6 years.

Do you know how many billion Ringgit banknotes already printed and in circulation today? Government need to print the same amount, exchange the banknote and put it into circulation.

It will cost a lot of money to design and to print new Malaysia banknotes, in this current economic situation, I don't think Malaysia can afford it.

You can watch and read the original interview by Channel NewsAsia here; Changing currency an option: Mahathir.
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

World largest banknote in HKINF World Currency Signature Auction

World largest banknote, Malaysia RM600 commemorative banknotes in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement is one of the featured collection in Heritage Auction HKINF World Currency Signature Auction. The auction will take place June 27-28 at the Mira Hotel on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong.

World largest banknote

Included in this lot #28328 are RM600 and RM60 commemorative banknotes. Both of these beautiful notes have earned the highest PMG grade possible of Gem Uncirculated 70 EPQ*. PMG assigns the "*" designation to EPQ notes with exceptional eye appeal for their assigned grade.

The 600 Ringgit note comes with its original packaging which includes a valise that is stored in a special Bank Negara Malaysia box.

These banknotes commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement signing in the year 1957. The commemorative banknotes honour the Council (later called Conference) of Rulers’ contribution towards the realisation of the Nation’s independence on 31 August 1957. The Agreement dated 5 August 1957 proclaiming the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the Supreme Head of the Federation was signed by the Malay Council of Rulers from Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor and Terengganu with Sir Donald MacGillivray, the High Commissioner of the Federation of Malaya who represented Queen Elizabeth II. The Agreement became a historical constitutional evidence for the independence of the Federation of Malaya.

The banknote design is based on the theme of “Raja Payung Kedaulatan Negara”. These commemorative banknotes are the first commemorative banknotes printed by Bank Negara Malaysia on the composite substrate, a combination of polymer and paper substrate, which offers higher security features and longer life span. These banknotes are printed larger in size, based on its face value.

Only 6,000 pieces of the RM600 and 60,000 pieces of the RM60 commemorative banknotes in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement printed by BNM.

The dimensions of the oversized 600 Ringgit is 370 by 219 millimeters and the 60 Ringgit measuring 162 by 84 millimeters.

You can view the Auction at Heritage Auction website, Heritage Auction RM600.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the 9th BNM Governor

Congratulation to Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the 9th Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor starting from 1 July 2018 to 30 Jun 2023. His Majesty Yang di- Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

Nor Shamsiah

The Prime Minister forwarded his recommendation on 18 June 2018 to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that Datuk Nor Shamsiah be appointed as the BNM Governor for a term of five years effective from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023.

Datuk Nor Shamsiah was the Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia from 2010 until 2016. She recently served as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Division of the International Monetary Fund.

As Deputy Governor, Datuk Nor Shamsiah was responsible for banking, insurance and Takaful supervision, financial intelligence and enforcement, talent management, finance and shared services of the central bank.

Datuk Nor Shamsiah joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1987 and has served in various areas including prudential regulations, legislation, policies and guidelines for the financial sector and supervision. She was involved in the financial sector resolution initiatives during the Asian financial crisis. She played a key role in the formulation and implementation of the Financial Sector Masterplan (2001-2010) and Financial Sector Blueprint (2011-2020) that charts the development of the Malaysian financial system.

Datuk Nor Shamsiah graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

The King of American Coins in Heritage's Long Beach Expo

The Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen of the 1804 $1 silver dollar or known among collectors as "KING OF AMERICAN COINS" may set numismatic history as Heritage Auctions presents several high-value private collections as the official auctioneer of California’s Long Beach Expo June 13-18.

1804 $1 silver dollar

This coin will cross the block as a part of the Premier session, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 14.

For more than a century, the 1804 dollar has reigned as the "King" of U.S. coinage, a fitting title to bestow on a coin made for royalty. The U.S. Mint received orders to strike complete sets of proof coinage meant to serve as diplomatic gifts for sovereigns such as the Sultan of Muscat, the King of Siam, and the Emperors of Cochin-China and Japan.

The King of American Coins sold for $3,877,500 including buyer premium in Heritage Auction Platinum Night event on 9 Aug. 2013.

Long Beach 2018 introduces "An Important New York Collection," an important selection of U.S. type. Also scheduled for the Premier session, the collection features 21 breath-taking lots:

  • A national treasure: a 1793 With Periods Chain cent, MS65 Brown PCGS. CAC – a rare surviving example of the very first Federal type coins ever minted, and a specimen with impeccable provenance (Ex: Cleneay-Atwater-Eliasberg).
  • A 1796 No Stars quarter eagle, BD-2, MS61 PCGS, a historic first-year condition rarity and an important one-year type.
  • An 1870 Liberty Head twenty dollar, PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC – the second-finest known of just five or six survivors in collectors’ hands.
  • The finest known Continental dollar: a 1776 EG FECIT Pewter Continental dollar, MS67 NGC, an astonishing coin that has fascinated numismatists for more than 200 years.
  • A 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, B-1, BB-11, XF40 PCGS. CAC, displaying a sharp strike, full date, and sharp stars.
  • An 1805/4 Draped Bust half dollar, O-101, T-4, MS64 NGC. CAC, arguably the finest 1805 half dollar of any variety (Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green-Eric P. Newman-Oliver Jung)
  • An 1804 Draped Bust quarter, Browning-1, MS65 NGC. CAC, the finest certified by NGC or PCGS (Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green, Jerome Kern)
  • An 1840-C five dollar gold, MS64+ PCGS Secure. CAC, none finer at both services and the finest ever graded by PCGS.

Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo Auction opens for bidding May 25 at Lot preview begins June 9-11 at Heritage Auctions Beverly Hills, 9478 West Olympic Boulevard, and June 12-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard.
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